Recall: Evanix Speed and Conquest Air Rifles
On 2012-04-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Evanix Speed and Conquest Air Rifles due to a potential gunshot hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2012 for about $1800.
About 100 units are involved in this Meca Evanix air rifle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Guns, Locks & Holsters (not paintball) category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 60,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (216) 292-2570
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What is the problem?
The safety switch can be overcome by pulling the trigger with force, allowing the rifle to fire, resulting in a serious injury or death.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Evanix Speed .177, .22 and .25 caliber rifles and Evanix Conquest .177, .22 and .25 caliber rifles. The rifle is a pre-charged pneumatic air rifle powered by a compressed air cylinder.
These items were sold new+ at Air Venturi, Pyramyd Air, Top Airgun and Straight Shooters stores from January 2012 though March 2012 for about $1,800.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the rifles immediately and contact Air Venturi for a free repair. Shipping boxes and postage will be provided free of charge to the consumer. All identified owners have been contacted.
For more information, contact Air Venturi collect at (216)292-2570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Air Venturi's website at www.airventuri.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Air Venturi has not received any reports of the safety switch being overcome.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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